Bitmovin iOS v3.44 with Content Provider Metrics

Step by step integration of the MediaMelon Player SDK with Bitmovin Player 3.44

Integrating the MediaMelonSmartStreaming Framework

There are five steps involved in integrating the MediaMelon Player SDK using the MediaMelonSmartStreaming Framework:

  1. Importing the framework

  2. Providing asset information for the content before starting the player and after creating its instance

  3. Cleaning up the SDK integration session

  4. Create a new session and update the asset information

  5. Enabling Content Provider Metrics

All Bitmovin Player-related code of the sample application can be found in the Swift classViewController.swift

1. Import Frameworks

import BitmovinPlayer
import MMGenericFramework

2. Provide Asset information

After the instance of the player is created, and SourceConfig is set with it, we should set the asset information and send it before starting its playback. In ViewController.swift, call function self.configureMMSDK(mediaURL: String, vastURL: String)

private func configureMMSDK(mediaURL: String, vastURL: String) {
        let assetInfo = MMAssetInformation(assetURL: mediaURL, assetID: "ASSET_ID", assetName: "ASSET_NAME", videoId: "VIDEO_ID")

        // Optional custom metadata
        assetInfo.addCustomKVP("KEY1", "VALUE2")
        assetInfo.addCustomKVP("KEY2", "VALUE2")
        assetInfo.setQBRMode(.QBRModeDisabled, withMetaURL: nil)
        let registrationInfo = MMRegistrationInformation(customerID: "CUSTOMER_ID", playerName: "PLAYER_NAME")
        registrationInfo.setSubscriberInformation(subscriberID: "SUBSCRIBER_ID", subscriberType: "SUBSCRIBER_TYPE", subscriberTag: "SUBSCRIBER_TAG", hashSubscriberID: true)
        BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.setPlayerRegistrationInformation(registrationInformation: registrationInfo, player: player)
        BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.shared.reportAppData(appName: "APP_NAME", appVersion: "APP_VERSION")
        BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.shared.reportDeviceMarketingName(deviceMarketingName: "DEVICE_MARKETING_NAME")
        let isLive = false;    //Set this to true for a live stream or false for a VOD stream
        // If isLive is not set here, it will be handled internally by the SDK.
        BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.initializeAssetForPlayer(assetInfo: assetInfo, registrationInformation: registrationInfo, player: player, isLive: isLive)

3. Cleaning up the SDK Session

We need to clean up the SDK session once the playback is completed. The SDK internally manages the cleanup for most of the cases. For example - when playback finishes or some error is notified.

However, in some error cases, like network reachability issues, the error notification is delayed. Before this error notification is available, the user may trigger another session. Therefore, it is advised to clean up the session once the playback finishes.

We recommend cleanup at the following two places.

  • When the view controller hosting the post-roll ad terminates

  • When the player is restarted


4. Create a new session and update the asset information

During playback updateAssetInfo can be used to create a new session and update the asset information. The usage can be seen in the updateAsset function in the ViewController

func updateAsset() {
        let assetInfo = MMAssetInformation(assetURL: mediaURL, assetID: "RandomID", assetName: "Test Asset", videoId: "123456789")
        assetInfo.setContentType("Movie") //Type of content (Movie / Special / Clip / Scene)
        assetInfo.setDrmProtection("Fairplay") //Widevine, Fairplay, Playready etc. Unknown means content is protected, but protection type is unknown. For clear contents, do not set this field
        assetInfo.setEpisodeNumber("testEpisode") //Sequence Number of the Episode (string).
        assetInfo.setSeriesTitle("testSeries") //Title of the series
        assetInfo.setSeason("testSeason") //Season For example - Season1,2,3 etc
        assetInfo.setGenre("testGenre") //Genre of the content
        assetInfo.addCustomKVP("CustomKVP1Key", "CustomKVPalue")
        assetInfo.addCustomKVP("CustomKVP2Key", "CustomKVPValue")
        assetInfo.setQBRMode(.QBRModeDisabled, withMetaURL: nil)
         // Create a new session and update the Asset info
        BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.updateAssetInfo(assetInfo: assetInfo, player: player)        

5. Enabling Content Provider Metrics

Content Provider Metric Reporting is enabled by calling the setContentProviderDetails function defined in the BitmovinPlayerIntegrationWrapper.swift. This needs to be done immediately after the call to configure the Media Melon SDK

self.configureMMSDK(mediaURL: sessionUrl, vastURL: "")
if ( contentProviderDetails == true)

The setContentProviderDetails expects the URL with the Content Provider information as shown in the table below. In case the information is correctly provided it enables content provider metrics reporting.



stzp : Starz tbox: Toolbox


JWT Token for Toolbox endpoint


Content ID


Starz session ID

For enabling Toolbox metrics please pass - provider, tbtoken and cid values as shown below

For enabling Starz content provider metrics please pass: provider, cid, and sid values as shown below




String containing the Player Name.


String containing your MediaMelon-assigned Customer ID.


String containing your Subscriber’s ID. If you do not use subscriber IDs, enter null


String containing your section of your subscriber or assets. (Optional)


String containing the Subscriber Type (e.g. “Free”, “Paid”). If you do not use subscriber types, enter null


String containing an additional subscriber-specific information. This is sent in clear (not hashed) to SmartSight and it is advised to not send sensitive information in this field.


String containing Asset Id.


String containing Asset Name.


String containing your video’s ID. If you do not use videos IDs, enter null.


String containing type of the Content. For example - "Movie", "Special", "Clip", "Scene Epis Lifts".


String containing Genre of the content. For example - "Comedy", "Horror".


Widevine, Fairplay, Playready etc. Unknown means content is protected, but protection type is unknown. For clear contents, do not set this field


String containing sequence number of the Episode.


String containing the Season. For example - "Season1".


String containing Title of the Series.


String containing Video Type. For example - "LIVE", "VOD".


Extra custom metadata can be added here if required. If extra metadata is not required, enter null.


String containing Player Brand.


String containing Player Model. For example - This could be a variant of player. Say name of third party player used by organisation. Or any human readable name of the player.


String containing Player Version.

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